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Found yourself wondering about the massive job losses over the last month or so? Not quite sure that the liberals are right when the scream about “The Worst Economy Since Hoover” and “The Failed Policies of Bush” being the reason?
Well how about an explanation from the horse’s mouth, so to speak, from one of those Evil Rich who have been laying off people since, oddly enough, November 4th (shouldn’t the entire economy of the United States have boomed immediately, fueled by massive optimism caused by our imminent salvation by the Anointed One?). (H/t LC & IB Mike).
I caused part of this job loss and I know precisely why; the election. The results portend big trouble for small business.
The job destruction process has started. We are about 20% of the way through our ramp down process and on schedule to complete the shut down by spring 2009. Watch the financial news and you will see continued job cuts each month. We are not alone in our strategy. Far from it. Atlas has shrugged all over the country.
And will continue to shrug… A lot:
We have very little appetite to have our lives run by elected or un-elected officials like Barney Frank and Jamie Gorelick. We have no appetite to be taxed even more by the likes of Charlie Rangel. These clowns destroyed Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and our entire economy as a result. Congress, by their own admission, cannot even run their own damned dining room with a captive customer base! Some of them refuse to pay their own tax burden. Why in the world would we subject ourselves to their ilk armed with the unchecked powers of the Oval Office and both houses of congress and a massive army of bureaucrats?
We got into business to be independent. We will get out for the same reason.
And for those who will immediately start bleating about how all of this started “On Bush’s Watch”, here’s a lesson in basic economics:
The fact that Obama is not in office yet is irrelevant. Businesses must see “around the corner” and plan accordingly. Rightly or wrongly, business owners see a huge anti-business shift in motion and they are making preparations NOW. We do not want to have business illiterates like Chris Dodd dictate our decisions from the comfort of his home made possible by a quid pro quo Countrywide mortgage.
Businesses plan for the future, not for how things are right now. They have to. So when businesses start acting like this, it’s because the future looks bleak.
And the future starts on Jan. 20th, 2009. Business owners don’t want to be caught with their pants around their ankles when the REAL Depression hits. They prefer to get off the train before it hits the concrete wall up ahead.
So if you’re an Obama-bot and you’ve found yourself out of a job already or will find yourself out of one after your LightWorker takes office, I have only one thing to say to you:
You just fired yourself.
P.S.: And don’t think that your Obamessiah is going to pay your gas and mortgages for you either. The government can only do that by spending tax revenues and, as everybody who isn’t a complete imbecile knows, when businesses shut down and their employees are no longer employed, tax revenues fall.
What? You thought tax revenues were shat out by unicorns and sprinkled over DC by fairies, perhaps? You most likely did. Prepare to be educated.
And no contact between the Jug-Eared Prevaricator-select’s staff and Hot Rod regarding a certain Senate seat fire sale either. Unless phone conversations count, that is.
Meanwhile, both Axelrod and Emanuel are busy remembering that they didn’t remember correctly when they earlier made statements that clearly make a big, dumb liar of the Obamessiah. There are “mis-spokes” and “inartfully puts” all over the place as the Fresh Prez of Bill Ayers’ staff scamper for cover, trying desperately to avoid the dread treads of the Campaign Bus of Doom.
It’s priceless. The Chicago Machine empty suit, Obambi, is already shaping up to become the most corrupt administration in living memory and he hasn’t even taken office yet.
But, then again, that’s sort of his whole M.O., isn’t it? Why wait for the actual coronation when you can fuck up time and time again before then?
Did resident-select Hussein, have anything to do with Governor Blabbervich’s dirty Senate seat dealings? Who the heck knows? What we do know is that he’s been lying up and down about the whole affair and his involvement in it since the story broke.
But, then again, we already knew that he was a pathological liar.
David “Astroturf” Axelrod’s remarks about the Obamessiah having spoken to Governor-Arrest Blabbervich about the appointment to the Anointed One’s vacant Senate seat which, by the way, is in complete contradiction with the Jug-Eared Marxist Freak’s recent declaration that he’d never, EVER broached the subject with “Honest” Rod, are now being swept under the rug as AxelTurf “misspeaking.”
An Obama aide, speaking on the condition of anonymity, took back David Axelrod’s remark last month that Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich had spoken recently.
“What the president-elect said today is correct, David Axelrod misspoke,” the aide said.
Seriously (trying to type in between bouts of hysterical laughter here), how much longer is it going to take for even one-celled organisms to realize that the Fresh Prez of Bill Ayers is a neophyte, bungling, serial liar fool WAY above his pay grade?
Enjoy your pick, America. Maybe you really should limit yourselves to voting on American Idol.
At least that way you only get to embarrass your idiot selves in ways that won’t have repercussions across the globe.
I’m under no illusions that Blagojevich will either be convicted or not pardoned. Fitzgerald has but 40 days to get a conviction before he is no longer US Attorney. Further, Blagojevich and Obama share a friend convicted on public corruption charges, Tony Rezko, and Obama will, as of January 20, have the power to make all of Blagojevich’s federal charges disappear.
Hmmm… I am under no illusions that the Obamessiah would dearly love to do just that, and I am also under no illusions that somewhere deep inside that megalomaniacal, narcissistic, jug-eared skull of his a tiny voice is telling him that He, the Anointed One, should go right ahead and do so, but…
On the other hand. The only thing larger than the Obamessiah’s ego is his lust and craving for power and his pathetic desire to be seen as Mr. Hope’n'Change, He Who Commands the Oceans to Recede and Who Makes the World Safe for Unicorns, Puppies, Children and Other Living Things.
Particularly so right now when he’s caught like a deer in the headlights, finally realizing that he’s not playing for the next job anymore, that this one’s for keeps and that the golden days of having no record and voting “present” to avoid getting one are well and truly over.
I’m not so sure that he’s all that interested to start The Age of the Obamessiah by absolving the sins of somebody who, by the looks of it and his previous history, is as guilty as Hell and wouldn’t leave anybody weeping if he were to be marched off to Club Fed for a goodly while.
He’s already catching plenty of flak for his incoming administration being made up almost entirely of old Clinton retreads, which doesn’t play too well with his “CHANGE!” mantra. I’m not sure that he wants to be known as the guy whose first act in office was freeing a scumbag that everybody knew was guilty of scumbaggery. It’s all about PR, perception and image, you know. Had this happened a couple of years into his administration it would have been different.
Add to that his complete absence of hesitation when it comes to throwing “troublesome” associates and life-long friends under the bus for personal gain AND the fact that Blabbervich is a low-level (compared to the office that the Obamessiah is now set to occupy) crook with nothing to offer him anymore and I think that it’s a very real possibility that the Anointed Fresh Prez of Bill Ayers and Personal Expediency will take one look at “Honest Rod” and think “hey, he’d make a perfect inaugural sacrifice upon the altar of “CHANGE, HOPE AND ACCOUNTABILITY!”
Unless Blabbervich has some really juicy dirt on the Chosen One, of course, which is also a possibility.
UPDATE: Re: the possible involvement of the Obamessiah in Blabbervich’s “pay to play” schemes, LC & IB Steveegg has a bunch of updates, not all having to do with that. Click the original link in the above to read them.
Returning to that particular subject, however, it looks like the Jug-Eared Prevaricator once again stepped in it when he declared, upon hearing of his buddy Rod’s predicament, that “he’d had no contact with the governor’s office.” Except, according to his other henchman, “Astroturf” Axelrod, he very much had been in contact with Blabbersandwich, particularly about who would get to take over the Anointed One’s Senate seat.
Ho-HUM. Another day, another blatant, criminal lie from the Anointed Jug-Eared Marxist Freak, and he hasn’t even been sworn in yet. It’s going to be a fun four fucking years trying to keep up with every single lie that serial prevaricator blows out his filthy pie hole.
He really is making Billy Blowjob Klintoon look like the very epitome of “honest” by comparison.
Is it at all possible for that obscenely freakish looking abortion of an unkind Mother Nature to complete a sentence without perjuring himself?
Let me go ahead and stand out as a kook from all my friends on the right. Thats what they are calling anyone that gives the question of Obama’s citizenship any merit. I give some merit on a few accounts. One, how easy it would be to kill this. All Obama has to do is provide a birth certificate. It only fuels the conspiracies by not providing it. Why doesn’t he? Second, it is a legitimate question the People deserve a solid answer on. The question will only continue to haunt him until he stamps out the fire. Obama’s refusal to show this simple certificate can certainly give an impression to some he is hiding something.
And the “can’t we all just forget about the Constitutional requirements so we can all get along?” crowd can add yours truly to the “kooks” as well.
Listen, it’s ridiculous on its face that this clown can’t be made to produce a piece of paper that, if he’s eligible, should cause him no more than a few minutes of “trouble” to come up with, the kind of document that millions upon millions of Americans are forced to produce every month for much less “trivial” reasons than proving that they’re eligible for the single most powerful job in the world.
I agree completely with the writer at Stop the ACLU that his stubborn refusal, his willingness to spend tens of thousands if not more of dollars over months to not produce a routine document can only lead a reasonable person to conclude that he’s hiding something. What I obviously cannot know, but he’s certainly hiding something.
Isn’t it reasonable for the citizens of this nation to demand an answer to that simple question before he takes office as our Commander-in-Chief?
Apparently not, according to some. It’s “kooky.”
Just as “kooky” as me insisting on selling a car while refusing to provide the buyer with proof of title. Hey, I mean, the buyer should just take my word for it, no? Surely he’s a conspiracy theory kook nutjob to think, even for one fleeting second, that I might not be the owner of the vehicle. And should he challenge it, the courts surely ought to force him to shut the fuck up and buy the vehicle anyway, the damn “kook.”
I’ll be the first to throw this issue off the table and consider it settled the moment those questions have been answered, questions that can and should have been answered in a matter of minutes months ago. Why wouldn’t I? Proof is proof, even if you don’t particularly like the proof and, in this case, I wouldn’t much care either way. There are plenty of reasons to oppose the Jug-eared Freak Marxist other than that one, but is it too much to ask that he provides us with his med school diploma before we make him head of surgery?
To some, apparently it is.
I surely hope that those people don’t submit themselves to bypass surgery based on the surgeon’s claim that “sure, I’m an expert surgeon, honest I am!”, but I have no reason to believe that they wouldn’t. After all, to not take his word for it would be unforgivably “kooky.”
The Obamedia are already gearing up for giving Jugears McMarxist full credit for something that he didn’t do squat to achieve and, in fact, spent years trying to prevent:
In the last year, though, the U.S. troop surge and the backlash from moderate Iraqi Sunnis against Al Qaeda and Iraqi Shiites against pro-Iranian extremists have brought a new measure of stability to Iraq. There is now, for the first time, a chance — still only a chance — that a reasonably stable democratizing government, though no doubt corrupt in places, can take root in the Iraqi political space.
That is the Iraq that Obama is inheriting. It is an Iraq where we have to begin drawing down our troops — because the occupation has gone on too long and because we have now committed to do so by treaty — but it is also an Iraq that has the potential to eventually tilt the Arab-Muslim world in a different direction.
I’m sure that Obama, whatever he said during the campaign, will play this smart. He has to avoid giving Iraqi leaders the feeling that Bush did — that he’ll wait forever for them to sort out their politics — while also not suggesting that he is leaving tomorrow, so they all start stockpiling weapons.
If he can pull this off, and help that decent Iraq take root, Obama and the Democrats could not only end the Iraq war but salvage something positive from it. Nothing would do more to enhance the Democratic Party’s national security credentials than that.
If HE and WHO could pull WHAT off?
Pardon us for saying so, but we, unlike the drones at the New York Pravda, have been around for the last 7 years or so and if there’s one thing we do know, then it’s that the Democraps, with the Jugeared Freak in front, have done all they possibly could to make sure that nothing even approaching what we’ve seen in Iraq would ever happen.
And here he is, the bleating lawn jockey with no experience and no record other than being fundamentally opposed to the surge, claiming in fact that it would make things worse, trying to claim credit for something that the dumbass fuck opposed with every fiber in his being until he became the Marxist-elect and had to put a different spin on it?
Fuck him and his brainwashed cronies in the Obamedia. The only credit here belongs to our armed forces, led by GEN Petraeus, our President who stood by the effort and our Iraqi allies who busted their chops to bring about what everybody thought impossible.
That dumbass and his allies in the Democrap party have done all they could to lose the war and now they want to claim credit for it?
Fuck you, assholes, and here’s a special treat for you and your Messiah:
What? “Racist?” Well, you illiterate imbeciles have been calling everybody who criticized you over anything at all that for years, so we might as well have the fun that comes with it. Besides, the word has lost all meaning that it used to hold.
As if it wasn’t enough that we have to contend with the Barackopolis, the fake presidential “seal”, the hitherto non-existent “office of the president-elect”, children being abused singing Kim Jong-Il like hymns to The One, his own cable TV station, weekly radio addresses and now video Thanksgiving addresses, AND HE HASN’T EVEN SET FOOT IN THE OFFICE YET, now we’ll have to suffer through this which, to be honest, is just about kitschy enough to be actually funny.
If it wasn’t so nauseating.
But at least now we know why nobody actually eats off of these plates.
“SHIT! There’s a jug-eared Marxist freak hiding under my mashed potatoes!”
Apparently it is. We already learned that the fireworks (and cop-slapping) at the Obameinführer’s victory rally had barely died down before his “denounced” mentors, Ayers and Wright, crawled back out from under the campaign bus.
And now Samantha Power, the loony anti-Semite bitch who was “fired” for calling Hillary a “monster” and, more ominously, has argued that the U.S. military should be sent in in force to support the subhuman paleosimian splodeydopes against Israel, is right back on the transition team.
Anybody surprised by this latest 180 by the most notorious serial liar since Billy Blowjob, The Fresh Prez of Bill Ayers?
Didn’t think so either.
That jug-eared freak just gets more and more odious with every passing day.
No, seriously, now that the Moonbats have one of their own (or so they think. We have a feeling that they’ll find that he’s quite a bit more interested in holding on to power than appeasing their fever fantasies) about to move into the White House, they’re getting ever more ready to display their insanity for all the public to say, each one of them trying to out-crazy the previous one.
Thus one Gary Kamiya of that noted Moonbat Reservation, Salon, calls for Comrade Hussein to immediately call an end to this whole silly war on terrorism thing because, really, that’s the only sane thing to do when terrorists are plotting to destroy you. Or something. We’re sure it sounded much better in the original fwench:
Nov. 25, 2008 | Barack Obama will confront a daunting list of priorities when he takes office on Jan. 20. Rescuing the nation’s economy — if there’s anything left to rescue by then — will obviously be at the top of the list.
It should be, seeing as how it was he and his party who created the mess to begin with. Who better to clear a path through than the scumbags who laid the minefield?
But it is just as important that Obama immediately declare an end to the “war on terror,” and reverse all of the policies that have been carried out in its name.
“Back to 9/10/2001 we go!”
George W. Bush’s “war on terror” has been an unmitigated disaster. First, it is unwinnable. Terrorism is not an enemy. It is a tactic as old as humanity, and until the lion lies down with the lamb, it will continue to exist.
We agree that it wasn’t the most clever of phrases, but we needed a name for it and that’s what they came up with. Then again, on the other hand, the war against imperialism and Nazism turned out pretty well in spite of both of those concepts being “not an enemy.” Maybe WWII would have ended sooner if they’d called it “The War on Germany, Japan, Italy and Every Other Nation With Whom They May Ally Themselves Along the Way” instead? We doubt it, and it would have been pure Hell to type over and over again in history books. But at least it would have been specific!
Waging a war on terror is a category violation, like waging a war on violence.
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel, Mr. Obama’s new chief of staff, told a Wall Street Journal conference of top corporate chief executives this week.
He elaborated: “Things that we had postponed for too long, that were long-term, are now immediate and must be dealt with. This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before.”
Yeeeeeeeeeah… Like taking over the entire banking and housing markets; instituting Socialist, government-run health care; bankrupting energy producers with idiotically insane environmental policies; taking over the auto industry through blackmail loans “bail-outs”; taxing businesses into bankruptcy (ensuring even more people end up on the government teat through welfare and/or unemployment); amnesty for illegals (ensuring even MORE 3-D’s [Dumb, Donk & Dependent]); outlawing the private ownership of firearms, etc., ad nauseum…
Keep your powder dry, folks. They aren’t even pretending to hide their intentions anymore.
Which, really, is pretty much a “dog bites man” headline when you’re talking about The Anointed One, B. Hussein Obama.
Barack Obama is to pursue an ambitious peace plan in the Middle East involving the recognition of Israel by the Arab world in exchange for its withdrawal to pre-1967 borders, according to sources close to America’s president-elect.
Obama intends to throw his support behind a 2002 Saudi peace initiative endorsed by the Arab League and backed by Tzipi Livni, the Israeli foreign minister and leader of the ruling Kadima party.
The proposal gives Israel an effective veto on the return of Arab refugees expelled in 1948 while requiring it to restore the Golan Heights to Syria and allow the Palestinians to establish a state capital in east Jerusalem.
Ah… So Israel gets to hand over Jerusalem, give up enough territory to basically cut the nation in two, a plan thought up by a bunch of pisslamic tinpot dictators in Shoddy Retardia, the nation that gave us 15 out of the 19 hijackers of 9/11, and all in return for what, exactly?
Oh, the paleosimians promise to be good little simians and not demand the “right to return” they’ve been screaming about for 60 years. And we all know just how wonderfully trustworthy and likely the paleosimians are, don’t we? We’re sure that this new Age of Peace and Unity will last every bit as long as the sea of goodwill that washed over the terrortories after Israel unilaterally and without conditions handed over Gaza to the splodeymonkeys.
What’s not to like? That Hussein, he’ll cut you such a deal, Israel.
The presstitutes of the Obamedia, now that they’ve successfully installed their favorite candidate by refusing to do their jobs for two years, have now switched gears to start pretending to be what they’ve always, unconvincingly, claimed to be, namely “reporters.”
First, we learn that the Obamessiah did, indeed, attend the Trinity Racist and Conspiracy Theory Society every week for 20 years. At least according to his own words. That’s, sticking with nice, round numbers, about 1,000 Sundays in the warm embrace of the deranged, America-hating, racist nutjob, “Rev.” Wright.
Yet none of that ever influenced the Obamessiah in the slightest little bit. Nope, not at all. Which is either a blatant lie, or a grievous insult to the oratorical skills of Trinity Hate Emporium’s chief paranoid schizophrenic. Pick one.
Next we learn, through none other than Billy the Terrorist Ayers himself, that the Obambis were quite a bit more than “just people from the neighborhood that we barely ever noticed, much less knew anything about.”
“We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign,” he writes.
Imagine the surprisingly surprised look of utter surprise on our face when we learned that!
After the election.
We don’t know how dumb the Obamedia think that we are, but we’re not nearly as dumb as they look.
Sales have been… well… brisk. Maybe a better word would be insane.
We’ve sold out of everything three times over, and we’re bringing in more guns as fast as we can find them and call in favors. If you’re waiting for something, let’s put this in perspective. I talked to Stag the day before the election and they had received orders for 6,000 rifles in the last few days. They were out 4 weeks, and that was before Barry the Community Organizer assumed his rightful place at the left hand of Satan.
Ed Morrissey warns against the onset of Obama Derangement Syndrome, a sentiment we can certainly agree with to a point, even though it’s not like the Anointed One and his Nutroots don’t deserve a taste of their own medicine.
But he uses some mightily strange examples to prove his point.
For one thing, he (and Jake Tapper) uses these comments from Congressman Broun (R-GA) as a perfect example of it. Granted, Congressman Broun may be extrapolating a bit here based on what precious little evidence we have, thanks to Obambi and his minions in the Obamedia’s successful disinformation campaign, but Ed’s visceral response to this “canard”, as he calls it, is certainly not based on reality:
“We can’t be lulled into complacency,” Broun said. “You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I’m not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I’m saying is there is the potential.”
To which Ed responds:
No, he wasn’t. Hitler was never elected to any office. He became Chancellor because of a deal struck between political factions warring with each other in the twilight of Weimar Germany, appointed to the position by President von Hindenburg. The Nazis never even won a majority in the Reichstag, and in fact lost seats in the last free elections before Hitler became Chancellor.
Why yes, Ed, but that’s a big whopping non sequitur right there. You can be forgiven for not knowing how parliamentary systems work, though, so allow me to enlighten you since I’m intimately familiar with how they work, having grown up under one: That is the case for pretty much any leader selected under such a system. They’re all appointed by getting together a sufficiently large coalition to push the appointment through. I may have missed one, but I think I’m on pretty safe ground when I say that if your criterion for being “democratically elected” is a majority of the vote, then there has never been a democratically elected leader of a parliamentarian government. Which, I guess, means that they were all “a lot like Hitler” in your book. Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Furthermore, what Congressman Broun is saying isn’t that, because Obambi was democratically elected just like Hitler, then it logically follows that he is a lot like Hitler. That would leave a whole lot of Hitlers walking around out there, and I honestly don’t believe that anybody would be daft enough to say that.
What he is doing is deflecting the usual canard, and this really is a canard, that “because he was democratically elected, then he can’t be like Hitler, because Hitler wasn’t.”
Bzzzzt… Wrong. Because Hitler was, under the rules of a parliamentary system. That he later usurped all power for himself under the Enabling Act is irrelevant. He got to a position where he could do so purely through democratic means. Which is perhaps one of the strongest arguments against democracy that you can make, if it wasn’t because all of the alternatives are infinitely worse.
I agree with Ed that one should think long and carefully before drawing out Hitler parallels, lest one end up in Kostard territory, but I would like to remind him that Godwin’s Law doesn’t apply when the parallels are actually there. Cult of personality, animosity toward free speech, required oops, airbrush time, “encouraged” participation in a massive youth organization, shared socialist ideology and much, much more.
This is not saying that he is Hitler, but that’s not what Congressman Broun is saying either. He’s merely pointing out that it would be folly to become complacent, that seemingly perfectly innocuous and democratically elected people have taken their peoples by surprise before.
Unless, of course, one subscribes to the notion that the Germans were by nature a bunch of bloodthirsty, Jew-hating Nazis who knew exactly what they were getting into all along and loved every minute of it. One might want to present that theory to a survivor of Hamburg, Dresden or Berlin. If one could find one.
No, let’s not go off the deep end, but let’s not put on blindfolds and become ignorant of history simply because it wouldn’t be “nice” to point out the parallels.
[Update from a different location: I ran this short article tonight on-air. While it reeked of a direct connection between the two, I failed miserably to point out the differences in government (I was up against the time clock) and the parliamentary procedures unlike our own. For that I was wrong not to amplify the remarks a bit further, instilling the truth to our loyal listeners. My humble and sincere apologies since I profess to bring the "Truth" to the airwaves. I bow to the Emperor's better graces, analysis and concur, completely-JB ]